Friday, 31 May 2013

the light show and roy litchenstein

The other day, me and my friend Gemma went to the Tate Modern (London) to see the Roy Litchenstein Exhebition. I really liked it, especially the black and white drawings of objects, which I didn't know he  made. Seriouslyy though these are hand-made. It's ridiculous how OCD/perfect they are. My favourite black and white one was the  pill fizzing in a glass of water. Anyway here are some photos I took, the exhebition ends in August or something so it's still open, everyone should definitely go. 

I also went to the Hayward Gallery's Light Show (which is over now) which I thought was quite cool, but I only liked one or two rooms. The rest was just boring and overrated (in my opinion) but here's a sneaky photo of me in the multi-coloured room, and I think photography was banned in this exhibition which is why I dont have more photos.
 So that's pretty much it, I've been working for exams which are this Monday (sjhfklfhklsda) so no more blog posts from me till after then- Also here's some music I've been listening to recently- okay byee

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

trellick tower and denim jackets

On the weekend, I went to Golbourne Road and Portobello Market because it's so nice there and I hadn't been for ages. Also I wanted to look at one of my favourite buildings: Trellick Tower on Golbourne Road.  It's this huge block of flats designed by this Brutalist architect called ErnÅ‘ Goldfinger and if you look at it from the front, it looks just like an artwork with all these tiny bicycles and plants on the balconies of each floor, I love it. Also, right next to the building there's this small vintage shop called Rellick that a ton of models and sophisticated people go to thats wayyyy too out of my league in price range.. but everything there is beautiful and one day when I'm extremely rich I'll go there and buy one dress because that's still all i'll be able to afford. It's so insular that you have to actually ring the doorbell and be let in by the shop assistant, which is quite intimidating if you're only little me.

So after that I went to Portobello Market and saw this old yellow bomber jacket with the YAMAHA symbol on the back, and I loved it so much and it was only £17 so I bought it, and I can't wait to wear it when summer finally decides that it's here to stay in England.  
There was also this acid-wash denim jacket with the prettiest sequin circle pattern on the back and I wanted it so badly but I'm trying to save money (although I may be failing at it) so I had to leave it behind.. 

In compensation for not buying it, I am planning to find a cheap old denim jacket somewhere like Camden Market, and then do my own design on the back of it..


excuse the hair but i've been waiting since forever to try and do it..
Inspiration for when I make my denim jacket:

Monday, 27 May 2013

the better-than-expected gatsby

Alright so I know I'm late to the party (no pun intended. *cringe*) but I finally got round to seeing The Great Gatsby at the cinema and I really enjoyed it! I am in love with Lana's song 'Young and Beautiful' and the XX's 'Together' is good too. I thought that although they used modern pop music in the party scenes, and it shouldn't have worked, it really did, because of the level of garishness and vulgarity they already had. My expectations of Carey Mulligan not being able to pull off the role of Daisy were also surprised because she really was perfect. And LEO WAS NEAR-PERFECT I hope he finally gets an Oscar..
Every setting, especially 'God's eyes' next to Wilson's garage and the room's of Gatsby's house were done really well and were exactly how I pictured they would.

I'd seen the 1974 version of Gatsby before and always thought it was really good, the house and general setting is much more beautiful and styled and obviously none of it is modern like this new one, but I think both films are equally great in their own way (except I think the 1974 Gatsby is actually more good looking and beautiful than Leonardo Dicaprio right now..) So here's the small amount of photos I could find from google images to go with it:

I sort -of tried to do a collage inspired by it but it failed and looks like a two year old drawing, please forgive me. And the scanner blurred it #failure
And obviously, everything is being affected by Gatsby crazing, so a ton of fashion labels have made some beautiful pieces inspired by it all coming back.. If i had one of these beautiful dresses or any clothes relatively similar to these I'd wear them every day, regardless of the fact they're so formal, because LOOK AT THEMM:

 Okay so I've done the Gatsby post now my blog is as generic as everyone elses oh well okay thanks bye

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

this week: clothes and collage

Okay I finally got round to actually taking a photo of my clothes from the thrift shop a few weeks ago, so here they are (and look at my beautiful Meat is Murder t-shirt):
The Fur Coat
 The Pleat Skirt
Please excuse my great number of selfies, I got carried away..
And I bought Girl, Interrupted on DVD so now I can watch it whenever I want which is so perfect, Winona Ryder I love you. #perfecthumanbeing
Im happy because NME magazine came and it had a free Vaccines CD which is perfect so yesterday I played that and the Peace- In Love CD and sat on my bed all day.I also went to the park and walked my dog and picked daisies to make a daisy chain which is in my book now. I've also been doing a ton of collaging/art to fill up all my unused notebooks, so I piled up anything I could use, and I will spend today listening to Vampire Weekend and the Lost in Translation movie soundtrack, and drawing. I'll post some of my doodles soon because all my posts are going to be a bit rushed in the next few weeks due to exams..

Speaking of daisies, who's excited about the new Gatsby film? I AM GOING TONIGHT OH MY GOD I CAN'T WAIT.
But I think personally, Carey Mulligan isn't bitchy enough to play Daisy, she's too kind hearted, but Leo will be brilliant ohmigod wow.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Dakota crushing

I am in love with Dakota Gordon's photography at the moment, I wish I could take photos like her, there's just something about them, maybe the colour or general effect of the photo, almost like one from a disposable camera, that makes me want to go to Australia and just take photos all day until I can produce work like her's.. They just have so much personality and carelessness and coolness, if that's a word. She chooses such perfect things to photograph too, the fashion and places and everything about them asdhjsjkadls I'm spiralling into random complements now that are boring to read sorry.. anyway I also thought this song complements the photos so listen and scroll:
Lust for Life - Girls

Good luck with exams for everyone who has them, Bye x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

versatile blogger

So I have been nominated for the versatile blogger award by Maddie (from maddieisthename) which is one of my favourite blogs, so go and look at it! 
THANK YOU SO MUCHHH for nominating me, I am flattered.

Here are the rules:

1)Thank the person that gave you the award.
2)Include a link to their blog.
3)Select 15 blogs to nominate for the award (sorry, but it's only going to be five)  
4)Tell the person who nominated you and your readers 7 things about yourself.
Okay here are my nominations:
And although I'm sure you don't want to hear them, here are my 7 facts:
I have a dog called Bunny.
I live in London and I intend to live there all my life.
I don't think I could live without tea.
I drew alt-J's album cover for their Mathilda EP.
I have an obsession with Morrissey, Peace and Joy Division.
If I could look like anyone in the world, I'd probably want to look like Sky Ferreira.
Submarine is my favourite film ever.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

american high school romantisized

So school is all I think about right now because of exams and IM SORRY, I KNOW THAT NONE OF YOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THEM. SO I'LL STOP. And because of school taking up so much of my time, I decided to do a post about American High School, and the 80s. Because I live in England, and the only view I have ever had of American high schools is through movies, and I imagine it in a permanent state of summer. I may be completely wrong, but I think it would be pretty cool going to school there. Im going to completely stereotype American schools right now, but I think it would be awesome to go to the prom and watch massive baseball games, like living in a real life version of Grease or Clueless. And we can all admit we've all dreamed of being a cheerleader at least once. God I think I might be sounding really naive right now.. Maybe Im saying the equivalent of what American people think about stereotype English schools: permanently raining, all the girls go to boarding school and play lacrosse and netball like in Wild Child, and speak in polite British accents and drink tea all day. Well I am all in favour of breaking out the pleat-skirts and finding a real vintage letterman jacket. Anyway here are some photos:

Brian is my favourite person ever.
Credit: Breakfast Club, Grease, Clueless, Mean Girls, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mean Girls again, and Brian from Breakfast Club again